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    Default Supported AT Speed Record Attempt - Jennifer Pharr - 2011

    http://www.adventureworldmagazine.co...nt.aspx?id=130

    "In June, Davis will hike from Mount Katahdin, Maine to Springer Mountain, Georgia. Her goal is to hike the entire 2,180-mile faster than the current overall speed record of 47 days, 13 hours and 31 minutes. To break the record, Davis will hike an average of 47 miles a day, camping along the trail. She will have trail support from legendary ultra-runner and former AT and Pacific Crest Trail speed record holder David Horton, as well as veteran AT expert Warren Doyle and Davisí husband, Brew Davis."

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    I'd love to see her do it. I'm also pulling for Nature Boy to do his under 60 day unsupported. Awesome. I like hiking slowly, but cheer for those who do it differently.

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    another person i have vowed to hate. why is everyone haveing all this fun so close to me? jennifer? could you sckootch over a bit? im trying to die from not hiking here and all the freash air and good vibbs your letting in is not helping. really.


    russa frussa jen gets to hike russa frussa married to not me frussa russa beautiful smily creature russa frussa......
    matthewski

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    good luck Jennifer.

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    Here's wishing Jennifer the very best. Hike strong girl!

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    47 miles a day?! Nonstop?! Good grief, that would be incredible. Best of luck to you, JennPharr. I look forward to reading about your attempt!

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    Her previous time was 57 days, 8 hours and change. I'm guessing she can beat that, but by almost ten days?

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    Default yay!

    so fabulous to hear about a female speed hiker, they seem to be few and far between.

    last year when i was going southbound, all the fastest, early nobos were male. i didn't meet a female nobo thru until nh.

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    she has the talent, the experience, the knowledge of the AT, the best support team and mental toughness to do this.

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    Default You Go Girl!

    If anyone can do it--Jen can!

    Jen-- see you soon in HS--- come and sign some more books! Good luck to you!

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    to hike, where no man has hiked before. these are the voyages of....the starship jenpharr....que music.....

    "THE SPEEDHIKER"
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    mrs sulu? take her out. warp factor 9.9.
    9.9 aye captian.

    everyone who just whistled the theme song raise your hand.
    matthewski

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    Awesome! She'll be long gone before I start my Maine section hike July 1st. If she could crack 50 days that would be amazing.
    Pain is a by-product of a good time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by map man View Post
    Her previous time was 57 days, 8 hours and change. I'm guessing she can beat that, but by almost ten days?
    The way she expressed it to me was that she was cautious on her earlier speed hike because she wasn't sure how much she needed to hold in reserve in order to make the whole distance. She said the 57-day hike took about 75% of what she had. This year she's planning to use it all.

    Godspeed, Jennifer! You go, girl!
    If not NOW, then WHEN?

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    Very cool, excited to follow this record attempt. 47 miles per day is no joke!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mweinstone View Post
    mrs sulu? take her out. warp factor 9.9.
    9.9 aye captian.

    everyone who just whistled the theme song raise your hand.
    I hummed it. I just can't whistle for beans.

    Good luck Jen!
    If people spent less time being offended and more time actually living, we'd all be a whole lot happier!

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    Does anyone know if we can follow it on trail journals or her web site?

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    She's cool. I'm rooting for her. HYOH!
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    684.4 down, 1507.6 to go.

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    One thing I should have mentioned in my earlier post: she averaged about 38 miles a day on her previous AT hike and will need to average 46 on this one (not 47 like the linked article says) -- she will be one of a very very small number of people who know just what kind of extended effort that extra 8 miles a day will entail, since she has so much speed hiking experience already. I'm rooting for her.

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